Obituaries

George Dorsey Brenning, who was among the founders of the East End Gay Organization in the 1970s, died of complications from surgery on Nov. 6 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Hy Brodsky, a public relations man, jazz historian, and Montauk community activist, died on Sunday at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Brodsky, who was 89, had not been ill, his family said.
Jody Lee Kalafut, who grew up in Montauk and with her husband operated Jody’s Country Kitchen on the hamlet’s Main Street from 1978 to 1982, died on Oct. 25 at her East Hampton house.
Joanne Shea Cole, whose family said she dedicated her life to healing practices and service to others, died on Friday in Albany. She was 69 and had pancreatic cancer for three months.
Funeral arrangements for Lilia Aucapina, the Sagaponack woman who had been reported missing last month, have been finalized.
John L. Niles Sr., 84, who coached powerhouse Bridgehampton High School Killer Bees boys basketball teams in the 1980s, died Saturday in Conway, S.C.
Daniel Justman, a well-known psychoanalyst, died of Alzheimer’s disease at home in Manhattan on Nov. 15.
Marie Norkin Warach, a former president of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton and a longtime resident of Springs, died in New York City on Nov. 18.
Margaret Lewis, a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton who had 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, died at Southampton Hospital on Friday.